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Parents Fighting Back as NYC Aims to Close Harlem Charter School

They want to steal everything……And they will if more don’t stand the fk up! Get involved…!!!!

Article begins

A group of families are suing the city to prevent the closure of their Harlem charter school.

In court papers, seven city parents allege that the city is discriminating against disabled kids by refusing to renew the charter for Harlem’s Opportunity Charter School, one of the only charters in the city that enrolls a majority of kids with disabilities.

The city declined to renew the 13-year-old school’s charter authorization in March, citing poor academic performance.

But the parents in the suit, filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court, claim the city’s decision to close the school will harm kids with disabilities.

“The city should keep Opportunity charter School open so that other kids who are struggling in their schools will have a great opportunity just as my kids did,” said Bronx mother Layta Downs, whose two sons with learning disabilities are enrolled in seventh and eighth grades at Opportunity.

My kids have benefitted from an educational experience that they couldn’t find anywhere else,” added Downs, who works as a parent organizer at the school.
“If the city closes our school, my sons — just like other students — will be sent back to public schools that haven’t served their needs.”

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NYC or Online: Join Dr. Cornell West & Carl Dix For Talk on Ending Police Murders Thursday!

To any and everyone If you live or are in the NYC area on August 27th starting at 10:00am this is an event and opportunity you don’t wanna miss out on! Join Dr. Cornell West and Carl Dix in racist copsa much needed discussion regarding how to bring an end to the police terror, murder, beatings and harassment going on in the Black and brown communities. It’s long past time for this talk; if you’re able please join! (Address below)

” When your children ask you, what did you do when the police were killing black & brown people. What will you tell them? #riseupoctober ”

Though I live in NYC I’m outta state at the moment and upset because I have to miss it… However, if you are like me and can’t be there in person, whether you’re in LA or elsewhere, you can watch the livestream on the site below:

” Live from #Harlem: 8/27 Join  @CornelWest @Carl_Dix, @GbengaAkinnagbe, victims of police terror & more http://stopmassincarceration.net/ #riseupoctober

From here on I’m copying and pasting info, at the end you’ll find the link to the original website should you want to check out more suggested tweets, etc. As this goes on all of us that can’t make it are asked to join together and create a twitterstorm. See the link at the end of this page for more information and let’s get this started!

Let’s UNITE and stop this fatal war the police are giving, a war which the government is allowing. A war that’s leaving Black children afraid of the police (I know because I work with a group of kids that are TRAUMATIZED due to the fear that they may be next; and they are under 12!). A war that has killed, brutalized, stolen and abused the people for far too long.

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Carl and Cornel will be joined by the families of people killed by police, including Nicholas Heyward Jr., Tony Robinson, Justus Howell, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and other families. In addition, hear Rev. Willie Francois III, Jamal Joseph, Marsha Coleman-Abedayo, Noche Diaz, Rev. Stephen Phelps, Rev. Jerome McCorry, Gbenga Akinnagbe and other special guests.

Starting Wednesday at 10:00am est and going til Thursday leading into the event.

 
Thursday, August 27, 6:30 pm
Live & free at First Corinthian Baptist Church
1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. @ 116th St., New York City
or Live streamed free at stopmassincarceration.net

The purpose of this twitterstorm is to get people all over NYC and around the country hearing the leaders of this movement, Carl Dix & Dr. Cornel West, speak on What We Must Do to STOP Police Terror & Murder.

Starting Wednesday at 10:00am est and going til Thursday leading into the event.
 
Thursday, August 27, 6:30 pm
Live & free at First Corinthian Baptist Church
1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. @ 116th St., New York City
or Live streamed free at stopmassincarceration.net
 Here are some ideas for tweets…A Reminder…. Please do NOT simply retweet, instead you need to copy and paste so that it reaches many more people and helps the hashtag go viral  . =]
Directions for twitterstorm
Use these tweets or create your own using the #RiseUpOctober hashtag
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Thursday, 8/27 6:30 pm. @CornelWest & @carldix
#RiseUpOctober @ First Corinthian Baptist Church in #NYC or watch live http://www.stopmassincarceration.net
In #NYC! Come hear @CornelWest and @Carl_Dix on What we MUST DO to STOP POLICE TERROR!
Police continue to MURDER! Too many still sit on sidelines. Which side are you on? www.stopmassincarceration.net #riseupoctober
@hspirit13 had his son murdered by NYPD. Hear him speak and Tune into #RiseupOctober event on Thursday –> http://bit.ly/1i0xr2S
Sign the call from @CornelWest and @Carl_Dix for #RiseupOctober http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1170/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18140 and tune in on Thursday http://bit.ly/1i0xr2S
People have struggled, resisted, risen up against police terror  This must go on, go further and you must throw all in! http://bit.ly/1i0xr2S  – #RiseUpOctober
For more tweets, please visit this link.
Please Share and GET INVOLVED; IT’S PAST TIME WE UNITE AND FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY!